As you create designs with colored copper wire and protected tools such as nylon jaw pliers, the coating should retain its shine. Use a polishing cloth, such as Moonshine® cloth, to bring back the luster that might have been lost.
Zebra Wire™ Colored Copper Wire has a non-tarnish coating that protects the enameled color on the copper core. If you hammer or texturize the wire too much with bare tools, you might not only lose the non-tarnish coating's shine, but you may also lose the color and may see the copper core.
- Sandra Lupo, Metalsmith, Jewelry Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador